It’s hard to believe we are already in mid June of a new year, but must admit this is one of the easier Top 5 Fridays I have made in awhile. Gotta say, this list wouldn’t be NEARLY as good if it wasn’t for you guys.


Thanks to your recommendations, I checked out some of these dramas that I wouldn’t have otherwise watched. For instance, Angry Mom. Can’t say I was looking forward to that drama, and wasn’t planning to watch it. I don’t typically like high school dramas, and having not been a parent myself I felt from the outside it wasn’t going to be a drama I would relate to. But (and that’s a BIG but).. after seeing countless comments recommending that I check it out on other drama videos I’ve uploaded, I reluctantly turned on episode 1. OMG am I ever glad I did! I think I watched 6 episodes the first night back to back to back to back to back to back. Talk about a legitimate dramathon!!

Another example of this is Healer. When this drama came out I was so busy trying to finish up my grad school work that I wasn’t checking out all the dramas. I was limiting it because my thesis for those fall months was all-encompassing. Funny enough, at that time I remember watching dramas I wasn’t satisfied with. What got me was during one of our LIVE CHATS there was this overwhelming response that I should check out Healer, and that it was such a great drama that I think I started watching it that night.

Probably the drama that you guys are going to agree with me the least on is my choice to include Producers on this list. And you know what, I can respect that. It’s a little bit slower. It’s not that making, and it doesn’t keep you on the edge of your seat like most Korean Dramas. Honestly tho, that’s one element of it that I like. It’s different. Sometimes I feel like I watch Korean dramas and it’s the same story over and over again, with the only difference being the actor’s faces and a couple little plot twists. But this one expertly written in a very subtle manner, it’s ultra realistic, and they couldn’t have casted better actors in Korea for it. If they had any other actors in these roles it would probably be a sucky drama. But Kim Soo Hyun and Gong Hyo Jin in the same drama? Can’t deny that 1-2 punch. And I’m sure there are those out there who are unhappy to see Kim Soo Hyun in a slightly awkward and unsmexy role. But I like that he’s getting out of being type-casted for future roles with this one. he can show off his acting abilities, and theres something really endearing about the nerdiness his character has. With the realism, it’s giving a lot of insight into some of the cultural aspects and things that are going on within the entertainment and religious communities right now in Korea. I think it’s brilliant in a very indie manner. And, hubby is enjoying it too!

Which dramas have you been most enjoying from this year so far? Is there one that sticks out more than all the others? Are there any dramas that you started and didn’t finish? Drop a note in the comments!

Happy Drama Watching everyone!

Full List from the Video:
5. Ex Girlfriend’s Club – 구여친클럽
4. Producers – 프로듀사
3. Angry Mom – 앵그리맘
2. Healer – 힐러
1. Kill Me, Heal Me – 킬미, 힐미

the bloopers

  • irilight

    For me top 5 are: Healer, Punch, Mask, My Love Eun Dong, Hwajung (Splendid Politics)

  • Soah

    Favorite has to be Ex-girlfriend club – to some extent it may seem cheesy BUT its not eccentric. The drama just has this overall amazing balance between reality and dramaworld. And luckily in this drama they have scrapped the “poor girl rich guy” theme ^_~

    • hallyuback

      I’m really enjoying it myself!

  • lena ponte

    I got to episode 13 in kill me heal me and then stopped. I couldn’t get into it the same way I had with Healer and I also started watching it right after finishing healer. Props to the kill me heal me soundtrack though, it was fantastic!

  • khouloud kaabi

    Kill me heal me the best <3 <3 <3